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Jan 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
speaker john boehner came under fire today from both republicans and democrats for stall a vote on aid package for victims of hurricane sandy. new jersey governor chris christy, a republican whose state suffered billions of dollars in damage accused boehner of using disaster victims as political pawns. boehner later agreed to hold a vote friday to give funds to the national flood insurance program. the rest of the aid package is expected to come under consideration january 15th. >>> freshman congressman eric from the bay area will be sworn in. smallwell got the keys to his new office this morning. the 32-year-old democrat represent it is newly-drawn 15th congressional district. small there's well auz alameda county's assistant district attorney before he unseat #20d-term veteran congressman speet stark in november. >>> another freshman representative from the bay area will be sworn in tomorrow. huffman won the seat of north bay congresswoman lynn who retired after 20 years in office. huffman is a former environmental attorney who served six years on the california state assembly. >>> o
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
taking the lead while house leader john boehner is taking a backseat. >> reporter: urging leaders to do their job. >> if an agreement is not reached in time between senator reid and senator mccolen, i will urge senator reid to bring in a package for an up and down vote. one that protects the middle class from a tax hike. >> reporter: following the high stakes meeting on friday, senate appears to be poise. >> we will work hard to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> i will do everything that i can. i am confident senator will do the same. but everybody, whatever we come up with will be imperfect. some people aren't going to like it. some people will like it less but that is where we are. >> reporter: accept at majority leader reid called senate not to meet on saturday while leaders negotiate. boehner said he will not bring anything in the house unless it passes senate. if it fails to pass, every american will see a tax rate increase and unemployment benefits will go away. >> ordinary people do their jobs, meet deadlines, they sit down and discu
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